Subject: Re: Packages
From: Erik Naggum <>
Date: Mon, 18 Mar 2002 23:49:24 GMT
Newsgroups: comp.lang.lisp
Message-ID: <>

* "Joe Marshall" <>
| Unfortunately, at one place I worked the boss was insistent that we
| always do a `clean build' before every check-in.

  But this is not a problem with Common Lisp, is it?  :)

  I think making a clean build of the packages with a good defsystem, then
  loading them into a virgin image to dump a clean image should have been a
  satisfactory solution to your boss.

  If anyone has the kind of problem you have described, I think the proper
  answer is to teach them to use the implementation's ability to save the
  world and dump a new image, not to futz around with weird hacks.

  In a fight against something, the fight has value, victory has none.
  In a fight for something, the fight is a loss, victory merely relief.